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It's not a trick, Michael, it's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, and it's out this week on Mac. The 2013 remake of Disney's classic platformer hits the platform on Thursday, July 24, courtesy of Feral Interactive. It's priced $15 in the US and £10 across the pond. In our four-star r...

July 22nd 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Mickey Mouse tackles a remade 16-bit classic this week on PlayStation Plus, as the PlayStation 3 version of Sega's Castle of Illusion is this week's featured entry in Sony's Instant Game Collection. Developed by Sega Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion expands on Mickey's classic platformer with...

April 14th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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PlayStation Plus subscribers get Mercenary Kings as a PS4 freebie when the Kickstarted run-and-gunner scrolls onto PSN next week. Developed by Wizorb and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World studio Tribute Games, Mercenary Kings makes its Metal Slug-style action interesting by chucking in a weapon crafting...

March 28th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Longtime video game fans speak fondly of the "Disney magic" that made for great platformers throughout the '80s and '90s. As recent efforts demonstrate, however, licensing is only a small part of the equation. The reality is that many memorable platformers – including DuckTales, Rescue Ranger...

September 3rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sega's Castle of Illusion remake will launch on September 3 for PS3, then arrive on XBLA and PC the next day, September 4. The platformer will set players back 1200 MSP, or $14.99 in North America, and will cost £ 9.99 and €14.99 in Europe. Sega also announced that those pre-ordering t...

August 16th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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This seven-minute behind the scenes trailer for the HD remake of Sega Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion gives a sense of the updating that went into the 23-year-old game's art and sound. It's not as cool as a "duckumentary," but it's still pretty neat.

July 22nd 2013 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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When players look back on the platformers of yore, it's easy to forget one important thing about them: They're tough. Modern platformers allow infinite retries and plentiful checkpoints, but old-school platformers, like Disney's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, required precise jumps over...

June 18th 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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An HD remake of the Sega Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion has been officially announced for summer 2013. Mickey Mouse stars in this revitalized Disney adventure, which joins Capcom and WayForward's Ducktales Remastered on modern systems. According to PlayStation Blog, the game is be...

April 15th 2013 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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Sega sent out a teaser trailer for what could only be a re-release of Castle of Illusion, the classic Disney platformer developed by Sega's Shinobi Team for the Sega Genesis. Ratings for the re-release surfaced last month, a mere week before Capcom announced WayForward's remake of another classic D...

April 11th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments